Sunday, September 6, 2009

Fastest $603 I've ever spent!

It was Monday afternoon...

I refreshed the page on the Ironman Canada website and there it was- the icon to click on for a slot to race in the the highly sought after Ironman Canada! Heart rate is rising as I am filling in all the questions they require of you and while doing so, I am texting my friends telling them that registration was open since IMC was quite quiet about it this year. Bing! Confirmation-- set for Ironman Canada 2010!
Shortly after, I sent coach an email, "Ironman Canada slot Secured! Looks like it'll be a double next year with IM St. George & IM Canada.. hope it's a good idea... (insert coach reassurance here)!" He responded, "Yes!" So there it is, I am set to take on two Ironman distances next year! Key to next year will be to keep myself injury free (thanks to my massause, sports chiro & ice baths)! A bunch of others signed up for Canada so it should be a great time up in Penticton!

Highlight workout of the week took place on Saturday. I drove over to Mill Valley to meet my friend Jennie Eddy (who also secured Canada slot) for a 3 hour ride and a 20 minute transition run. We set out early enough that the roads weren't too crowded yet during this holiday weekend. Afterwards, brunch at the Dipsea and their yummy biscuits! 

This Friday, I will be heading down to Malibu for the Nautica Malibu Triathlon. I am signed up to do the Olympic and Kara is set to do both the Olympic and the Sprint, I haven't look at the celebrity start list yet but I hope it's a good one. We're staying at my friend Minnie's beach house in Marina Del Ray so should be an awesome weekend! Before you know it, it'll be time to leave for Kona and then after that my trip to Australia! Soaking it all up so I will be mentally ready to focus on my Ironman goals next year!

Workout Summary-
Swim- 0 hours and 56 minutes
Bike- 5 hours and 22 minutes
Run- 2 hours and 35 minutes
Total workout- 8 hours and 53 minutes

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